Parking on Campus

Parking permits are required during Reunion. You will receive a hang tag for your car when you check in at Alumni House. This tag will allow you to park in any legal parking spot on the Amherst campus.

Please be aware that absolutely no parking will be permitted on the grass in the Main Quadrangle and that parking on the street of the Main Quad is available only for people with mobility impairments. Regular shuttle service will be provided between parking lots and the Main Quad. Ten-minute pick-up and drop-off zones will be available in front of each dorm on the Main Quad, with student workers to help carry luggage to rooms.

All handicapped-parking placards, or photocopies, will be honored by the Amherst College Police. The police cannot issue handicapped-parking placards.

Please park in designated areas only, and observe “No Parking” signs. Cars blocking traffic on campus roadways will be towed.

The Town of Amherst has designated weekday "Permit Parking Only" areas in the campus vicinity. Your Reunion parking pass only allows you to park in any designated parking space on campus. This parking pass does not apply to any metered or pay-box parking space in Amherst.

On-Campus Shuttle Service

A campus shuttle will run every 15 minutes from parking lots on Route 9 to the Alumni House and Main Quadrangle. Please note that this shuttle does not have the capacity to transport large groups between programs.

Shuttle Service will be available during the following hours during Reunion weekend:

Wednesday, May 24 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 25 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday, May 26 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday, May 27 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 28 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

As you remember, the Amherst College campus has many hills. Programs are held in a variety of locations and unfortunately we are unable to provide individuals with transportation between buildings and programs. Alumni with mobility concerns can call 413-542-2313 before Reunion to discuss available services.